Dan recently visited Kenilworth to see the work done by Kenilworth Youth Centre (Pictured John Whitehouse - Trustee, Daniel Dalton MEP; Andy Norman - Centre Manager, Councillor Richard Hales).
Daniel met with Councillor Richard Hales & Trustees Jane Poulter and John Whitehouse along with Centre manager, Andy Norman who support the centre projects along with staff & other volunteers.
The centre runs 2 youth clubs for 11 to 16 year olds with the sessions providing a safe environment for young people to meet friends and try out new activities. They are run by youth workers trained to help the young people work through issues affecting them such as stress, bullying, relationships, alcohol and drugs awareness. Kenilworth Youth Centre, which is partly run by dedicated volunteers also sends youth workers to areas where young people meet on a Friday night to keep them out of trouble whilst running several initiatives with local schools in Kenilworth.
Daniel said, “Growing up in Kenilworth and using the old youth club when I was a teenager, I know first-hand some of the challenges for young people so to see this work which engages with young people directly is very encouraging.”
“The Youth Centre is run largely by dedicated local volunteers and the work they put in to help local young people is really benefitting the local community with young people themselves saying the work the Centre does during projects such as the Friday Night support initiative are helping them to keep on the right tracks.”
Councillor Richard Hales said, “It was good to extol the important virtues of our initiative to Daniel and for him to appreciate the vital service that this provides to the community. It is great having Dan involved as he grew up in Kenilworth & can see the value of the youth work carried out."